Robert Wagner

Robert Wagner

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Ghost of Peter Sellers (2018)
  • Lowest Rated: 11% Play It to the Bone (1999)
  • Birthday: Feb 10, 1930
  • Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • One of the precious few actors of the "pretty boy" school to survive past the 1950s, Robert Wagner was the son of a Detroit steel executive. When his family moved to Los Angeles, Wagner's original intention of becoming a businessman took second place to his fascination with the film industry. Thanks to his dad's connections, he was able to make regular visits to the big studios. Inevitably, a talent scout took notice of Wagner's boyish handsomeness, impressive physique, and easygoing charm. After making his unbilled screen debut in The Happy Years (1950), Wagner was signed by 20th Century Fox, which carefully built him up toward stardom. He played romantic leads with ease, but it wasn't until he essayed the two scene role of a shellshocked war veteran in With a Song in My Heart (1952) that studio executives recognized his potential as a dramatic actor. He went on to play the title roles in Prince Valiant (1954) and The True Story of Jesse James (1956), and shocked his bobby-soxer fan following by effectively portraying a cold-blooded murderer in A Kiss Before Dying (1955). In the early '60s, however, Wagner suffered a series of personal and professional reverses. His "ideal" marriage to actress Natalie Wood had dissolved, and his film career skidded to a stop after The Pink Panther (1964). Two years of unemployment followed before Wagner made a respectable comeback as star of the lighthearted TV espionage series It Takes a Thief (1968-1970). For the rest of his career, Wagner would enjoy his greatest success on TV, first in the mid-'70s series Switch, then opposite Stefanie Powers in the internationally popular Hart to Hart, which ran from 1979 through 1983 and has since been sporadically revived in TV-movie form (a 1986 series, Lime Street, was quickly canceled due to the tragic death of Wagner's young co-star, Samantha Smith). On the domestic front, Wagner was briefly wed to actress Marion Marshall before remarrying Natalie Wood in 1972; after Wood's death in 1981, Wagner found lasting happiness with his third wife, Jill St. John, a longtime friend and co-worker. Considered one of Hollywood's nicest citizens, Robert Wagner has continued to successfully pursue a leading man career into his sixties; he has also launched a latter-day stage career, touring with his Hart to Hart co-star Stefanie Power in the "readers' theater" presentation Love Letters. He found success playing a henchman to Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers movies, and in 2007 he began playing Teddy, a recurring role on the hit CBS series Two and a Half Men. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Strings Director Peter Klein Producer 2018
100% The Ghost of Peter Sellers Actor 2018
No Score Yet 39 Father 2016
90% Winning: The Racing Life Of Paul Newman Actor 2015
No Score Yet Northpole Santa 2014
No Score Yet The Hungover Games Actor 2014
No Score Yet One Direction: All for One Actor 2012
95% Making the Boys Actor $33.9K 2010
No Score Yet Life's a Beach Actor 2010
No Score Yet The Wild Stallion Novak 2009
49% Man in the Chair Taylor Moss 2007
No Score Yet A Dennis the Menace Christmas Mr. Wilson 2007
No Score Yet Netherbeast Incorporated Actor 2007
No Score Yet 3055 Jean Leon Actor 2006
42% Everyone's Hero Mr. Robinson $14.5M 2006
26% Hoot Mayor Grandy $8.1M 2006
No Score Yet The Fallen Ones Morton 2005
No Score Yet Category 7: The End of the World Ryan Carr 2005
No Score Yet The Switch Actor 2005
No Score Yet The Switch Actor 2005
No Score Yet El Padrino Actor 2004
30% Hollywood Homicide Himself $30.1M 2003
No Score Yet Man of Faith Actor 2002
54% Austin Powers in Goldmember Number Two $213.1M 2002
No Score Yet The Fabulous '50s Actor 2002
No Score Yet The Retrievers Durham Haysworth 2001
No Score Yet Sol Goode Sol's Dad 2001
No Score Yet Die Abzocker - Eine eiskalte Affäre (The Hustle) Actor 2001
11% Play It to the Bone Hank Goody 1999
52% Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me No. 2 1999
No Score Yet No Vacancy Mr. Tangerine 1999
No Score Yet Fatal Error (Reaper) Albert Teal 1999
63% Wild Things Tom Baxter 1998
No Score Yet Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Actor 1997
70% Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery No. 2 1997
No Score Yet Overdrive Freddie 1997
No Score Yet Hart to Hart: Harts in High Season Actor 1996
No Score Yet Hart To Hart: Til Death Do Us Hart Actor 1996
No Score Yet Dancing in the Dark (uncredited) 1995
No Score Yet Hart To Hart: Two Harts In Three-Quarter Time Actor 1995
No Score Yet Parallel Lives The Sheriff 1994
No Score Yet Hart to Hart: Old Friends Never Die Actor 1994
71% Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story Bill Krieger 1993
No Score Yet Danielle Steel's 'Jewels' Charles 1992
98% The Player Himself 1992
44% Delirious Jack Gates 1991
No Score Yet This Gun For Hire Actor 1991
No Score Yet False Arrest Ron Lukezic 1991
No Score Yet Around the World in 80 Days Alfred Bennett 1989
No Score Yet Indiscreet Philip Adams 1988
No Score Yet Sidney Sheldon's 'Windmills of the Gods' Mike Slade 1988
No Score Yet Spencer Tracy Legacy Actor 1987
No Score Yet Love Among Thieves Mike Chambers 1987
No Score Yet There Must Be A Pony Actor 1986
No Score Yet To Catch a King Joe Jackson 1984
No Score Yet Getting Physical Actor 1984
No Score Yet I Am the Cheese Dr. Brint 1983
29% Curse of the Pink Panther George Litton 1983
23% Trail of the Pink Panther Actor 1982
No Score Yet The Retrievers Actor 1982
14% The Concorde... Airport '79 Dr. Kevin Harrison 1979
80% The Pink Panther Strikes Again Actor 1976
No Score Yet Death at Love House Joel Gregory (Jr. & Sr.) 1976
47% Midway Lt. Cmdr. Ernest L. Blake 1976
No Score Yet Laurence Olivier Presents Actor 1976
No Score Yet Cat On A Hot Tin Roof Actor 1976
No Score Yet The Abduction of Saint Anne Dave Hatcher 1975
72% The Towering Inferno Dan Bigelow 1974
No Score Yet Journey Through Rosebud Undetermined role 1972
No Score Yet Madame Sin Anthony Lawrence Producer 1972
No Score Yet City Beneath the Sea Actor 1971
56% Winning Luther "Lou" Erding 1969
No Score Yet The Biggest Bundle of Them All Harry Price 1968
No Score Yet Banning Mike Banning 1967
100% Harper (The Moving Target) Alan Traggert 1966
90% The Pink Panther George Lytton 1963
No Score Yet The Condemned of Altona Werner von Gerlach 1962
No Score Yet The War Lover 1st Lt. Ed Bolland 1962
87% The Longest Day U.S. Army Ranger 1962
No Score Yet All the Fine Young Cannibals Chad Bixby 1960
No Score Yet Say One for Me Tony Vincent 1959
No Score Yet Mardi Gras Himself - Cameo Appearance (uncredited) 1958
No Score Yet In Love and War Frankie O'Neill 1958
No Score Yet The Hunters Lt. Ed Pell 1958
No Score Yet Stopover Tokyo Mark Fannon 1957
86% The True Story of Jesse James Jesse James 1957
100% A Kiss Before Dying Bud Corliss 1956
No Score Yet Between Heaven and Hell Sfc. Pvt. Sam Francis Gifford 1956
No Score Yet The Mountain Chris Teller 1956
No Score Yet White Feather Josh Tanner 1955
No Score Yet The Hour of Stars: The Miracle on 34th Street Actor 1955
89% Broken Lance Joe Devereaux 1954
No Score Yet Prince Valiant Prince Valiant 1954
No Score Yet Beneath the 12-Mile Reef Tony Petrakis 1953
91% Titanic Gifford Rogers 1953
No Score Yet Stars and Stripes Forever Willie 1952
57% What Price Glory? Lewisohn 1952
67% With a Song in My Heart Paratrooper 1952
No Score Yet Let's Make It Legal Jerry Denham 1951
No Score Yet The Frogmen Lt. j.g. Franklin 1951
88% Halls of Montezuma Coffman 1950

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet NCIS
2003
Tony DiNozzo Sr. Anthony Dinozzo Sr. Anthony DiNozzo Sr.
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2003
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
Jim
  • 2014
50% Happily Divorced
2011-2013
Elliot's Father
  • 2012
81% The League
2009-2015
Grandpa Duke
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
2008-2010
Guest
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2008
  • 2007
63% Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
Guest Teddy Teddy Leopold
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet Hustle
2012
Anthony Westley
  • 2007
86% Boston Legal
2004-2008
Barry Goal
  • 2006
No Score Yet Las Vegas
2003-2008
  • 2006
No Score Yet Hope & Faith
2003-2006
Jack Fairfield Jack
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2005
78% The Trials of Rosie O'Neill
1990-1991
Peter Donovan
  • 1991
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1989
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
  • 1972
No Score Yet It Takes a Thief
1968-1970
Alexander Mundy
  • 1970
  • 1969
  • 1968

QUOTES FROM Robert Wagner CHARACTERS

Austin Powers
What do you do Mr. Number Two?
Number Two
That's my business.